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Long-serving part-timers

Dear HR Community,

We are in the shipping industry and hire part-time employees who work three days a week.

And some of them have been working with us for five or more years.

We want to reward them monetarily for their long service but we are unsure about the market practice.

Do you think we should:

1. Proportion the cash award based on the number of days worked per week e.g. Full-time is $1000 so part-time receive $600, or

2. Pay them based on the number of years they have worked e.g. 10 years of part-time is equal to 6 years of full-time, or

3. Let part-time timers receive the same long service rewards as all other categories of staff.

Please indicate your views using the form below.

Thank you in advance for your views and comments.

Elvin

 


 

How should long-serving part-time employees be rewarded?

Proportion the cash award based on the number of days worked per week: 42.86%

Pay them based on the number of years they have worked: 26.98%

Part-timers should receive the same long-service rewards as everyone: 23.81%

Part-time employees do not receive long service rewards: 6.35%

 


 

Comments:

It is already admirable for you to consider giving them such an award so regardless of which option you choose, your part-timers will appreciate this gesture. Ultimately, it is always the thought that counts since they don't expect much in the first place. Kudos to the gesture and thoughts! - Kelvin

While I am not familiar with this industry, it is always a good gesture that your part-time employees stay with you. If yours is a niche industry, then it pays to reward them in proportion to their contributions. - Nancy

This should be for permanent part-time employees as they have been working with you for so many years. My view is to: 1. Proportion the cash award based on the number of days worked per week e.g. Full-time is $1000 so part-time receive $600. - Venny

Although it's not a compulsory payment by law if you intend to pay part-timers, then paying them in proportion to either number of days worked per week or the number of years would be great! - Jasslyn

Long Service Awards (LSA) are intended to reward only permanent employees who meet the eligibility criteria. - Ann

Pay them based on the number of years they have worked e.g. 10 years of part-time is equal to 6 years of full-time. - Shirley

It may be subjective to reward part-timers as it will depend on 1. how often they work 2. the number of hours they work 3. benefits must not be 100% the same as full time as the full-time staff will deem it as better to work as part-time with time flexibility. So instead of the full $1000, maybe half of the amount. - Marlena

Pay them the same as the rest category based on years of service achieved. If want to differentiate between part-time and full-time, then pro-rate the payment to part-time by the hours they worked as compared to full-time staff. - Jessica

Pay them based on the number of years they have worked. - Lina

Pay them based on the number of years they have worked. - SK

 


 

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